Date of Award

Winter 2014

Project Type


Program or Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science

First Advisor

Andrzej Rucinski

Second Advisor

Kent Chamberlin

Third Advisor

John LaCourse


The Internet of Things (IoT) is a rapidly expanding space for researchers, students, and professionals. Development of IoT applications is hindered by the lack of available design tools, methodologies, and interoperability. The creation of a standards-based, open source hardware and software platform paired with full documentation and educational materials greatly aids in the accelerated development of IoT applications. This thesis provides a complete example of such a platform and provides a fertile ground for Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) educational opportunities.